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May 14, 2004

Richburg signs with USI men’s basketball

The University of Southern Indiana men’s basketball team announced the signing of point guard Carl Richgburg to a national letter of intent for the 2004-05 season. Richburg is the third player to sign with USI Head Coach Rick Herdes this year.

Richburg comes to USI from Mason High School in Mason, Ohio, which is located 21 miles northeast of Cincinnati. As a senior, Richburg led MHS in scoring for a second straight year, averaging 19.9 points, 5.1 assists, and 3.1 steals per game.

The 5’9” point guard set the MHS career record for assists (293) and career free throw percentage (84.0 percent). He also set the MHS single-season record with 127 free throws made.

Richburg was recognized for his accomplishments by being named first team All-Cincinnati, first team All-Conference, and third team All-District.

As a junior, Richburg led the team with 16.5 points per game and was named first team All-Conference as well as honorable mention All-City and All-Region. He also was named Enquirer Basketball All-Star honorable mention.

“Carl is a scoring point guard in the mold of former USI great Junior Bond,” said Herdes. “He’s an excellent passer and a great asset to our program as a high school signee.”

Richburg joins guard David Bryant (Louisville, Kentucky) in signing with USI this spring. The Eagles had signed forward Chris Thompson (Starke, Florida) during the early signing period last November.

The Screaming Eagles finished 2003-04 as the NCAA Division II National Finalist and the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Regional Champions with a record of 28-7.

Ray Simmons, USI Sports Information

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